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UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

“Nine of the Overseas Territories have legal recognition and protection for LGBT+ people, six have also introduced legislation to introduce civil partnerships or legalise same-sex marriage,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said. During the British Parliament’s session on January 14th, Shadow Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International... Read more of this article

Still Awaiting Privy Council Decision On Marriage

Still Awaiting Privy Council Decision On Marriage

The hearing about Bermuda’s marriage laws at the Privy Council in London was held over eight months ago — in February 2021 — and the island continues to await the Court’s decision. The Privy Council is the highest court of appeal for Bermuda and this appeal marks the final step in what has been a protracted legal matter, spanning... Read more of this article

Updates: SSM Hearing At Privy Council In UK

Updates: SSM Hearing At Privy Council In UK

[Updating] The hearing before the Privy Council in London on Bermuda’s same sex marriage law starts is underway, and it is being live streamed online and you can watch on the Privy Council website. An OUTBermuda spokesperson previously said, “This week, leaders and attorneys for OUTBermuda will enter the final appeal in London for Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Marriage Privy Council Hearings This Week In UK

Marriage Privy Council Hearings This Week In UK

The Privy Council hearing in London on Bermuda’s marriage equality decision will take place this week, on Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4, with the court hearing to be live streamed online. An OUTBermuda spokesperson said, “This week, leaders and attorneys for OUTBermuda will enter the final appeal in London for Bermuda’s historic... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: 53% Favour Same-Sex Marriage

OUTBermuda: 53% Favour Same-Sex Marriage

According to the latest public opinion poll by OUTBermuda, 53% of Bermudians now say they favour same-sex marriage. A spokesperson said, “This week, leaders and attorneys for OUTBermuda confirmed that the long-awaited, final stage of appeal for Bermuda’s historic marriage equality decision will take place in London on February 3 and 4, 2021... Read more of this article

New Yorker Report: 19th-Century Prison Ships

New Yorker Report: 19th-Century Prison Ships

The New Yorker has published an interesting article detailing aspects of the ‘prison ships’ in Bermuda back in the 1800s, with the article titled ‘The Gay Marriages Of A Nineteenth-Century Prison Ship.’ Their report said, “In 1842, a court in Lancaster, England, convicted a young lawyer, George Baxter Grundy, of forging payment,... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: Final Appeal Set For December

OUTBermuda: Final Appeal Set For December

Attorneys and leaders for OUTBermuda confirmed that the “long-awaited, final stage of appeal for Bermuda’s historic marriage equality decision will take place in London on December 7 and 8, 2020.” “This final judicial appeal will be heard by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. When the UK Supreme Court sits as the final... Read more of this article

‘If Marriage Benefits Community, Why Prevent’

‘If Marriage Benefits Community, Why Prevent’

[Written by Don Burgess] About two dozen marriage equality advocates attended a proclamation at the Cabinet Building, declaring February 7 to 14 as International Marriage Week. Allan and Mildred Hunt, founders of Heart-to-Heart Marriage Mentoring Ministries, read a list of benefits that marriage has on society, and Deputy Premier Walter Roban also... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Do We Want To Be Seen As Intolerant?’

OBA: ‘Do We Want To Be Seen As Intolerant?’

“Bermuda will get a reputation for intolerance and being out of touch by pursuing the same sex marriage case,” according to OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson. “Is that the reputation we want? Do we want to be seen as an intolerant people? Bermuda has always had a great reputation of being friendly and welcoming, why is Government determined... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Preparing For ‘Ultimate Phase’

OUTBermuda Preparing For ‘Ultimate Phase’

OUTBermuda said they are “strengthening preparations for the ultimate phase in their campaign for full marriage equality for all Bermudians,” as the Privy Council has given consent to the Bermuda Government to “allow them to proceed to a hearing.” “Love ultimately must win,” declared OUTBermuda director Adrian Hartnett-Beasley,... Read more of this article

Cayman Govt To Appeal SSM Court Ruling

Cayman Govt To Appeal SSM Court Ruling

The Cayman Islands, a fellow Overseas Territory, has something else in common with Bermuda, as their Government plans to appeal a decision handed down by the Cayman Court to legalise same-sex marriage. This is according to a report in the Cayman Compass, which said, “Government plans to appeal the Chief Justice’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage,... Read more of this article

Cayman HRC Call For Same Sex Union Laws

Cayman HRC Call For Same Sex Union Laws

“Immediate steps should be taken to introduce legislation to recognise same-sex unions and to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the Cayman Islands as a matter of the greatest importance.” That was the view expressed by the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission in their submission to the British Parliament’s... Read more of this article

Photo Project Focuses On Same Sex Marriage

Photo Project Focuses On Same Sex Marriage

A recent documentary style photography project by Sam Sutton dubbed Hail To Bermuda aims to “explore Bermuda’s change in same sex marriage laws.” The project includes a number of photographs, along with statements from the people who were depicted, allowing each to speak their mind. Sutton said, “Bermuda is the only country in the... Read more of this article